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The Hidden Art of Bookplates

Posted by: Jessica Jenkins on June 22, 2017 at 9:00 am

Do you like treasure hunts? How about finding hidden works of art? A lot of artwork can be seen in predictable places. You’ll definitely find paintings in museums, and beautiful illustrations are often found in the pages of children’s books. Occasionally murals pop up in... Read More >

Get Ready for Nature Play Days

Posted by: Sam Condon on June 8, 2017 at 9:00 am

As a kid growing up in East Central Indiana, June, July, and August were my favorite months of the year. School was out for the summer, and the warm summer air that had been beckoning me and my friends all May was finally ours for... Read More >


Posted by: Karen M. Vincent on May 25, 2017 at 9:00 am

From the time that planning for Minnetrista began in the mid-1980s, there was always to be a sculpture in the middle of the circle drive in front of the Center Building. Minnetrista Cultural Center opened in 1988 with no sculpture, and it took another sixteen... Read More >

Minnetrista’s Favorite Spring Activities

Posted by: Sara St. Clair on May 11, 2017 at 9:00 am

Spring is a beautiful time of the year at Minnetrista and what better way to know what to see and do when you're at Minnetrista in the spring than from an insider! I decided to send out an email to all of the staff at... Read More >

The Original Muncie Cartoonist

Posted by: Diane Barts on April 27, 2017 at 9:00 am

When we think of Muncie, cartoons, and cartoonists, the first thought is usually of Jim Davis and Garfield. The second thought may be of T.K. Ryan and his comic “Tumbleweeds.” But before these two cartoonists, there was the original Muncie cartoonist, Chic Jackson. Charles Bacon... Read More >

New Faces at Minnetrista

Posted by: Sam Condon on April 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm

  Lauren Bowman, Sales & Events Coordinator Lauren, who is a Ball State University graduate, is our newest Sales & Events Coordinator. Hired in 2016, she is responsible for assisting social, corporate, and business cliental who book spaces at Minnetrista through the entire rental process. “At... Read More >

Now That’s Scandalous!

Posted by: Jessica Jenkins on March 23, 2017 at 9:00 am

Let’s be honest, everyone loves a good scandal—at least once in a while. They typically come with a good dose of intrigue, rumor, and information that always seems to reveal itself at just the right time. These are the kinds of stories that the media... Read More >

The Berenstain Bears Visit Minnetrista

Posted by: Sam Condon on March 9, 2017 at 9:00 am

It’s not every day that one sees a bear walking around Minnetrista's campus. It’s also not every day that Sister Berenstain Bear comes to campus. Thankfully for us, both bears turned out to be the same. As for what she was doing here, Sister Bear... Read More >

Fifty Years Ago This Month

Posted by: Karen M. Vincent on February 23, 2017 at 9:00 am

February 28, 1967, was a bitterly cold night with temperatures hovering around ten degrees, when an alarm came into Muncie’s Fire Station Number One at about 8 p.m. There was a fire at Minnetrista, the former home of the Frank C. and Elizabeth Brady Ball... Read More >

A Winter Bird Quest Happened at Minnetrista?

Posted by: Sara St. Clair on February 9, 2017 at 7:26 am

Minnetrista had the pleasure of inviting two girls from our community to play and discover our 40-acre campus with the Winter Bird Quest Explorer Bag. With the help of the girl’s mother, Joleen and Claire spent a fun and exciting afternoon with us! To begin... Read More >